One tool that you should never be without when you are out detecting is a pin-pointer. 
Many times it is hard to find a small metal object in the ground, but a pinpointer just makes the job a whole lot easier. Don't go by price alone, you want one that is reliable and well made.
Most pinpointers come with a holster to attach to your belt.

Whites Bullseye TRX  $159.95


  • 12 kHz operating frequency, doesn't interfere with any other metal detector
  • Audio and/or Vibrate Alert
  • Automatic Ground Balance with Tracking
  • Automatic Power Off
  • Dual Battery Operation (2-AA or 1-9V)
  • Full Two-year Warranty
  • Holster (up to 3” belt)
  • Lanyard Attachment Loop on TRX and Holster
  • LED Light
  • Lost Pinpointer Alarm
  • Overload Indicator
  • Replaceable Shell
  • Rugged, Weatherproof Design
  • Ruler, with Inch Markings
  • Simple, One-Button Operation
  • Target Ratcheting

Garrett Pro $110

  •  Proportional audio/vibration pulse indicates targets
  • Scraping blade to sift through the soil to speed recovery
  • Meets IEC 60529 IP 66 standards for dust and water protection. Entire unit can be rinsed/cleaned under water.
  •  Twice the battery life of other pinpointers with LED lights
  • 9 volt battery included
  • Exclusive one-button retune provides fast adjustment—without having to step through multiple sensitivity settings. Retuning allows user to quick
  • Pinpoint tip detection
  • 360° side scan detection area
  •  LED light for low light uses
  • Large power button is easy to operate even with gloves
  • Woven belt holster included

Kelleyco Vulcan 360 $119.95

  1. Fully-automatic operation
  2. 360 degree side scan detection pattern
  3. Coil wand pin-point Guides
  4. Built-in Pulse Wave Audio Indication
  5. Built-in Vibration target indicator
  6. Auto self-test: Air to ground
  7. Five levels of selectable sensitivity
  8. Auto Speaker port
  9. Removable battery door with o-ring seal
  10. Operates on single 9volt battery
  11. Submersible 360 pinpoint Tip
  12. LED Power Indicator
  13. Custom carrying sheath
  14. Auto "Turn-Off" feature
  15. Audio Target Alert
  16. Kellyco’s signature Orange Battery Cap
  17. Target Vibrating Alert
  18. Low Battery Indicator
  19. Length 10.5 Inches
  20. Probe Length 4.25 Inches

Minelab Pro Find $169

Probe side detection area
Power button Speaker
LED flash light
Screw sealed battery cap
Proportional audio/vibration response
For greater accuracy the PRO-FIND 25 indicates the depth of buried targets with a proportional vibration and audio response. As the pinpointer probe gets closer to the target, the intensity of vibration and audio increases.
Adjustable sensitivity
Narrow down the exact location of targets with the PRO-FIND 25’s adjustable sensitivity. This can be increased to locate deep targets or decreased to precisely locate small targets.
Two mode operation
Select from two modes – Audio & Vibrate or Vibrate Only for silent searching.
Durable water resistant construction
Submersible probe end. The whole pinpointer can be washed under running water.
Probe side sensitivity
Probe side detection area (360 °) allows targets to easily be located in the walls of the hole.
Auto power off
To save battery life, the PRO-FIND 25 switches off after eight minutes of inactivity. 

Nokta RS Pinpointer

Makro Pin-pointer

See manual

Sells for $125 at:

Bounty Hunter $59.95

A Pinpointer Lanyard
I can't count the number of times I put my Garrett Pro pin-pointer on the ground while searching a hole that I just dug, and then got up and walked away. I go find another target only to realize that the pin-pointer is not in my holster. Now I have to backtrack and look for it wasting precious time. Obviously if I cannot find it I'm out about $110, which is about how much it would cost to replace 

Well I just ran across the answer to my prayers.
Called the "Keeper" security lanyard and sells for $9.95 at 'North Georgia Relics' Plus $2.95 shipping.

Another website offers the same lanyard for $10.95. They say that the lanyard works with the:
  • Garrett ProPointer 
  • Minelab ProFind
  • Vibra Probe 580
  • Vibra Tech 730
  • Vibra Quatic

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